We may have to wait till 2019 for the Wonder Woman sequel, but director Patty Jenkins is promising that it will depict the “classic” superheroine of the comics
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jenkins said that the first movie was about “building to the Wonder Woman that we all love”.
“The most exciting thing about [the sequel] is literally seeing her loose in the world now, living those classic stories. Here’s Wonder Woman, and what can she do? It should be a totally different movie, but a grand and now full-blown Wonder Woman in the world.”
Jenkins also talked about why she thought Wonder Woman (see our review) resonated with audiences and critics alike.
“It’s actually been interesting seeing peoples’ reactions to this,” Jenkins said. “Particularly women coming up and saying, ‘That action scene was made for me! I don’t even like action movies!’ There is something about this movie that felt like it was speaking to [women] more than they had seen before because of the point of view being slightly different. I think that has been remarkable.”
For Warners, there’s also the small matter of the US$800 million Wonder Woman has made worldwide, making it the top grossing DCEU movie ever.
And with both star Gal Gadot and director Jenkins returning for the Wonder Woman sequel, here’s hoping the magic of the first movie can be replicated.